Labour is promising tougher hate speech laws. This will undermine our fundamental right to freedom of expression.
Hate speech laws are divisive and dangerous, turning debate into a popularity contest where the majority can silence unpopular views.
Jacinda Ardern has described the kind of language Labour would make unlawful: ‘when you see it, you know it’.
This is the danger: ‘hate speech is deeply subjective’.
Threatening others or inciting violence should be illegal, but something as subjective as ‘offensive’ language should never be unlawful.
Freedom of expression is one of the most important values our society has.
Join David Seymour MP on his Free Speech Tour, to discuss how we can push back against Labour’s hate speech laws and defend freedom of expression.
See you there!